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British special constable shot dead by bandits in Kenya

“A British man who was killed in Kenya on Saturday was a special constable with the Metropolitan Police.” Source: BBC News – British special constable shot dead by bandits in Kenya

January 15th, 2013 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

France bombs Mali rebels as more troops arrive in Bamako

“French fighter jets bombed Islamist rebels in Mali for a third day on Sunday as Paris poured more troops into the capital Bamako, awaiting the arrival of a West African force to dislodge al Qaeda-linked insurgents from the country’s north.” Source: France bombs Mali rebels as more troops arrive in Bamako | Reuters

January 13th, 2013 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Mali says army has repelled Islamist attack

“Mali’s army repelled an attack on its advance positions by heavily armed Islamist groups moving southward, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday, in the first clashes since militants seized the country’s north in April.” Source: Mali says army has repelled Islamist attack | Reuters

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Heavy fighting rages in Darfur

“Rebels have seized two towns in Darfur, international peacekeepers quoted a local leader as saying, as fighting raged in at least two parts of the troubled region of western Sudan.” Source: Heavy fighting rages in Darfur | News24

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in Africa | Read More »

Tribal clashes in Libya’s Kufra kill 4: military official

“Four people were killed in clashes pitting Toubou tribesmen against a brigade linked to the Libyan army in the southern town of Kufra, a military official told AFP on Wednesday.” Source: Tribal clashes in Libya’s Kufra kill 4: military official

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in Africa | Read More »